Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30075
hard disk install fails
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:51 EDT
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downloaded base and RPMS to /dev/hdc4/RedHat/
Boot with installer disk, choose "hard disk install", fails with:
"cannot find ISO images"
repeatable - tried text mode and expert mode also. no change
Steps to Reproduce:
1.setup "hard drive install" files
2. boot with "fisher" boot.img disk
I don't think this is an "anaconda" bug, this is a bug in the installer
Why isn't there a component choice for "installer" ?
Actual Results: install fails
Please try the more recent wolverine beta.
upgraded install to Wolverine beta. no change.
Usual screen appears: "choose CDROM or Hard Disk install"
I choose "Hard Disk", next screen "Select Partition", says
"Choose partition and directory that hold the ISO images"
this is incorrect., the text should read "Choose partition and directory that
hold the RPMS and base"
actual directory is /dev/hdc4/RedHat/base
Choosing "/dev/hdc4" (directory field empty) gives:
"Device /dev/hdc4 does not appear to contain Red Hat CDROM images"
booting with boot.img dated Feb 17.
What is on the partition /dev/hdc4?
partition /dev/hdc4 is mounted on /mnt/hdc4
In english, 2 top level directories.
Under /RedHat, I have /base. /RPMS , /images , /iso
Partition /dev/hdc4 is about 30Gb on a Maxtor 40Gb IDE drive (formatted ext2)
Lots of free space :-)
Running stock RH 6.2
What is in the iso/ directory? If it contains the two ISOs you need to point the
hard drive install to that directory.
iso directory does contain the 2 ISO images, but installation fails when
I point the install routine to that subdirectory.
IE: partition field: /dev/hdc4
directory field : "RedHat" or "/RedHat/iso" or "iso" or "/iso" all fail.
error is: Device /dev/hdc4 does not appear to contain RedHat CDROM images
It appears that the directory field is not parsed at all. Whatever I put there
I first attempted hard disk install without the ISO images, or that subdirectoy.
It failed as first described. I only tried using the /RedHat/iso directory when
message complained about iso images.
I am also encountering this problem when I attempt to install the wolverine
beta. I downloaded the entire wolverine "RedHat/" directory to the /tmp dir on
a ext2 partition. When I ran the install program, I selected this partition
and specified the /tmp subdirectory; it was not recognized. I tried moving the
RedHat directory to the root directory on that partition, and also copied it to
a different ext2 partition on the other hard drive installed in the computer in
question. Still no go. I've done a hard drive install on other systems before
without any problems.
Here's a summary of the hardware:
AOpen AK33 motherboard: http://english.aopen.com.tw/products/mb/ak33.htm
Maxtor 17GB hard drive
Western Digital 3.5GB hard drive
Athlon Thunderbird 800Mhz
256MB PC133 RAM
Matrox G400 video card
8139too network card (made by D-Link)
Generic PS/2 keyboard, Logitech MouseMan USB
Iomega ZipCD USB cd writer (no internal CD drive)
If you check the release notes, the hard drive install requires you to put the
two ISO images for the release in a directory, and when you run the installer
just do a hard drive install from the directory containing the ISO images.
Hard Disk install SHo-nuff is happier with ISO images.
I put the Wolverine ISO images of a partition, and install
at least found them and ran. I got several Signal 11 crashes
at several attempts to install. MD5SUm of ISO files is correct.
Abit Kt7A raid
AMD TBird 850 mhz
WD 1Gb boot drive
Maxtor 40Gb install drive
Matrox Millenium (junk) video
128Mb mixed brand SDRAM
I've completed hard disk installation several times without problem.
On reboot, the system gets to "freeing unused kernel memory", and
then I get a "Kernel too old" error and stop.
Worked much better with the ISOs; I promise to RTFM next time.
Glad its working now!